Stearic Acid: Synthesis, Properties and Applications


Yunfeng Lin, MD, PhD (Editor)
Sichuan University, Sichuan, China
Qiang Peng, PhD (Editor)
Sichuan University, P.R. China

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013000

Stearic acid, a long-chain fatty acid, has extensive applications in lots of fields, like the rubber industry, cosmetic industry, food industry, biomedical science industry and pharmaceutical industry. In this book, the synthesis, properties and applications of stearic acid are reviewed. Overall, this book provides readers with a professional sight to know about the properties and applications of stearic acid in several important aspects. This book will be a good reference in helping people know the reasons underlying the stearic acid caused phenomena and how to use it in a more appropriate manner.
(Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Chemosensory Properties of Stearic Acid (pp. 1-24)
Gregory Smutzer and Judith C. Stull (Department of Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia, and Department of Sociology, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA, US)

Chapter 2 – Stearic Acid in Rubber Chemistry and Technology (pp. 25-58)
E. Djagarova, D. Zheleva and N. Tipova (University for Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, and University for National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)

Chapter 3 – Stearic Acid in Biomedical Science (pp. 59-80)
Ting Zhang, Qiang Peng and Yunfeng Lin (Key Laboratory of Drug Targeting and Drug Delivery Systems, Ministry of Education, West China School of Pharmacy, Sichuan University, Chengdu, and State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, and Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, China)

Chapter 4 – Lubricant Potential of Stearic Acid and Derivatives for the Production Tablets by Direct Compression (pp. 81-100)
John Rojas (Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Antioquia)

Chapter 5 – Deuterated Hydroxystearic Acids and Their Applications (pp. 101-124)
Gabriele Micheletti, Carla Boga, Silvia Cino, Paolo Caruana and Paolo Zani (Department of Industrial Chemistry ‘Toso Montanari’ Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna Viale Del Risorgimento, 4 40136 Bologna, Italy)


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